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Re: Sort criteria in Search Request

From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth@liverpool.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 12:26:25 +0100 (BST)
To: <a.sanders@mcc.ac.uk>
cc: zig <www-zig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0109181214290.11992-100000@gondolin.hist.liv.ac.uk>

> > In the Init response, they claim to support Sort. However as far as I can
> > tell, they accept the search PDU, but can't process it and return a sort
> > failure.  And this is for something as simple as sorting by the single
> > attribute that was used in the search.

> Ah, so you do mean us. Not a lot I can do right now I'm afraid. I
> can't change the API we use and I have, as yet, no way of

Heh. Actually I didn't. Copac just closes the connection for me rather
than returning any diagnostics.

I get the badly formed diagnostics and no results when trying to query
GEAC servers. And a failure trying to sort on SIRSI servers.

We're working on logging the PDUs sent for investigation, as there's just
as much chance that it's us... but without having other servers to test it
on, it's hard to tell as it works fine with Cheshire servers.

> I'd be grateful if any ziggers with an origin that can do Sort
> Requests would try it against our database and let me know if it
> works okay and which API their origin uses. Our target is at:


Server:  gondolin.hist.liv.ac.uk port 210
Database:  mailarchive

Do a search on title (4) for 'display', this should currently return 43
Then sort on title (4) or Author (1003)

Many thanks. :)


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